Kerala Assy adjourned for second day on Sabarimala issue

Kerala Assy adjourned for second day on Sabarimala issue

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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 29: Kerala Assembly was adjourned for the second day on Thursday, when the Opposition UDF members disrupted the proceedings in protest against denial of an adjournment motion, seeking discussion on 'lack of facilities' in Sabarimala.

Following the protest, Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan, who suspended the Question Hour, the Calling Attention and the Submissions, rushed through the day's business and adjourned the House for the day.

When the House assembled this morning, the Opposition members were on their feet, demanding the suspension of all business listed for the day to discuss issues related to 'lack of facilities' for pilgrims, considering the grave situation existing in the world famous Lord Ayyappa temple.

Though the Speaker asked Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran to read answers related to questions on Sabarimala, the Opposition members, who were not ready to calm down, trooped in front of the Speaker's dais.

Later, citing protest, the Speaker directed the Minister to place the answers on the table and told the agitating members that it was not fair from their side to raise Sabarimala issues again, as it was discussed in detail in the House on Wednesday.

Commenting that the House could not function this way, the Speaker, after completing the day's business, adjourned the House for the day.

On Wednesday, the Opposition members disrupted the proceedings, in protest against the police restrictions in Sabarimala.

Demanding the withdrawal of Section 144 of CrPc and unnecessary police restrictions on devotees, the UDF disrupted the proceedings, in protest against the high-handedness of police.

As a protest against the government, BJP member O Rajagopal and Janapaksham member PC George also reached the House in black robes.

Earlier, Mr George said his party will co-operate with the BJP and sit as a separate block in the Assembly. (UNI)